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My English phrasal verbs

My English phrasal verbs

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An useful pack to learn the most common phrasal verbs

Items (208)

  • ASK sb OUT

    invite on a date

  • ASK AROUND

    ask many people the same question

  • ADD UP TO sth

    equal

  • BACK sth UP

    reverse

  • BACK sb UP

    support

  • BLOW UP

    explode

  • BLOW sth UP

    add air

  • BREAK DOWN

    stop functioning (vehicle, machine)

  • BREAK DOWN

    get upset

  • BREAK sth DOWN

    divide into smaller parts

  • BREAK IN

    force entry to a building

  • BREAK INTO sth

    enter forcibly

  • BREAK sth IN

    wear something a few times so that it doesn't look/feel new

  • BREAK IN

    interrupt

  • BREAK UP

    end a relationship

  • BREAK UP

    start laughing (informal)

  • BREAK OUT

    escape

  • BREAK OUT IN sth

    develop a skin condition

  • BRING sb DOWN

    make unhappy

  • BRING sb UP

    raise a child

  • BRING sth UP

    start talking about a subject

  • BRING sth UP

    vomit

  • CALL AROUND

    phone many different places/people

  • CALL sb BACK

    return a phone call

  • CALL sth OFF

    cancel

  • CALL ON sb

    ask for an answer or opinion

  • CALL ON sb

    visit someone

  • CALL sb UP

    phone

  • CALM DOWN

    relax after being angry

  • NOT CARE FOR sb/sth

    not like (formal)

  • CATCH UP

    get to the same point as someone else

  • CHECK IN

    arrive and register at a hotel or airport

  • CHECK OUT

    leave a hotel

  • CHECK sb/sth OUT

    look at carefully, investigate

  • CHECK OUT sb/sth

    look at (informal)

  • CHEER UP

    become happier

  • CHEER sb UP

    make happier

  • CHIP IN

    help

  • CLEAN sth UP

    tidy, clean

  • COME ACROSS sth

    find unexpectedly

  • COME APART

    separate

  • COME DOWN WITH sth

    become sick

  • COME FORWARD

    volunteer for a task or to give evidence

  • COME FROM somewhere

    originate in

  • COUNT ON sb/sth

    rely on

  • CROSS sth OUT

    draw a line through

  • CUT BACK ON sth

    consume less

  • CUT sth DOWN

    make something fall to the ground

  • CUT IN

    interrupt

  • CUT IN

    pull in too closely in front of another vehicle

  • CUT IN

    start operating (of an engine or electrical device)

  • CUT sth OFF

    remove with something sharp

  • CUT sth OFF

    stop providing

  • CUT sb OFF

    take out of a will

  • CUT sth OUT

    remove part of something (usually with scissors and paper)

  • DO sb/sth OVER

    beat up, ransack (BrE, informal)

  • DO sth OVER

    do again (AmE)

  • DO AWAY WITH sth

    discard

  • DO sth UP

    fasten, close

  • DRESS UP

    wear nice clothing

  • DROP BACK

    move back in a position/group

  • DROP IN/BY/OVER

    come without an appointment

  • DROP sb/sth OFF

    take someone/something somewhere and leave them/it there

  • DROP OUT

    quit a class, school etc

  • EAT OUT

    eat at a restaurant

  • END UP

    eventually reach/do/decide

  • FALL APART

    break into pieces

  • FALL DOWN

    fall to the ground

  • FALL OUT

    separate from an interior

  • FALL OUT

    (of hair, teeth) become loose and unattached

  • FIGURE sth OUT

    understand, find the answer

  • FILL sth IN

    to write information in blanks, as on a form (BrE)

  • FILL sth OUT

    to write information in blanks, as on a form (AmE)

  • FILL sth UP

    fill to the top

  • FIND OUT

    discover

  • FIND sth OUT

    discover

  • GET sth ACROSS/OVER

    communicate, make understandable

  • GET ALONG/ON

    like each other

  • GET AROUND

    have mobility

  • GET AWAY

    go on a vacation

  • GET AWAY WITH sth

    do without being noticed or punished

  • GET BACK

    return

  • GET sth BACK

    receive something you had before

  • GET BACK AT sb

    retaliate, take revenge

  • GET BACK INTO sth

    become interested in something again

  • GET ON sth

    step onto a vehicle

  • GET OVER sth

    recover from an illness, loss, difficulty

  • GET OVER sth

    overcome a problem

  • GET ROUND TO sth

    finally find time to do (AmE: get around tosomething)

  • GET TOGETHER

    meet (usually for social reasons)

  • GET UP

    get out of bed

  • GET UP

    stand

  • GIVE sb AWAY

    reveal hidden information about someone

  • GIVE sb AWAY

    take the bride to the altar

  • GIVE sth AWAY

    ruin a secret

  • GIVE sth AWAY

    give something to someone for free

  • GIVE sth BACK

    return a borrowed item

  • GIVE IN

    reluctantly stop fighting or arguing

  • GIVE sth OUT

    give to many people (usually at no cost)

  • GIVE sth UP

    quit a habit

  • GIVE UP

    stop trying

  • GO AFTER sb

    follow someone

  • GO AFTER sth

    try to achieve something

  • GO AGAINST sb

    compete, oppose

  • GO AHEAD

    start, proceed

  • GO BACK

    return to a place

  • GO OUT

    leave home to go on a social event

  • GO OUT WITH sb

    date

  • GO OVER sth

    review

  • GO OVER

    visit someone nearby

  • GO WITHOUT sth

    suffer lack or deprivation

  • GROW APART

    stop being friends over time

  • GROW BACK

    regrow

  • GROW UP

    become an adult

  • GROW OUT OF sth

    get too big for

  • GROW INTO sth

    grow big enough to fit

  • HAND sth DOWN

    give something used to someone else

  • HAND sth IN

    submit

  • HAND sth OUT

    to distribute to a group of people

  • HAND sth OVER

    give (usually unwillingly)

  • HANG IN

    stay positive (informal)

  • HANG ON

    wait a short time (informal)

  • HANG OUT

    spend time relaxing (informal)

  • HANG UP

    end a phone call

  • HOLD sb/sth BACK

    prevent from doing/going

  • HOLD sth BACK

    hide an emotion

  • HOLD ON

    wait a short time

  • HOLD ONTO sb/sth

    hold firmly using your hands or arms

  • HOLD sb/sth UP

    rob

  • KEEP ON DOING sth

    continue doing

  • KEEP sth FROM sb

    not tell

  • KEEP sb/sth OUT

    stop from entering

  • KEEP sth UP

    continue at the same rate

  • LET sb DOWN

    fail to support or help, disappoint

  • LET sb IN

    allow to enter

  • LOG IN (OR ON)

    sign in (to a website, database etc)

  • LOG OUT (OR OFF)

    sign out (of a website, database etc)

  • LOOK AFTER sb/sth

    take care of

  • LOOK DOWN ON sb

    think less of, consider inferior

  • LOOK FOR sb/sth

    try to find

  • LOOK FORWARD TO sth

    be excited about the future

  • LOOK INTO sth

    investigate

  • LOOK OUT

    be careful, vigilant, and take notice

  • LOOK OUT FOR sb/sth

    be especially vigilant for

  • LOOK sth OVER

    check, examine

  • LOOK sth UP

    search and find information in a reference book or database

  • LOOK UP TO sb

    have a lot of respect for

  • MAKE sth UP

    invent, lie about something

  • MAKE UP

    forgive each other

  • MAKE sb UP

    apply cosmetics to

  • MIX sth UP

    confuse two or more things

  • PASS AWAY

    die

  • PASS OUT

    faint

  • PASS sth OUT

    give the same thing to many people

  • PASS sth UP

    decline (usually something good)

  • PAY sb BACK

    return owed money

  • PAY FOR sth

    be punished for doing something bad

  • PICK sth OUT

    choose

  • POINT sb/sth OUT

    indicate with your finger

  • PUT sth DOWN

    put what you are holding on a surface or floor

  • PUT sb DOWN

    insult, make someone feel stupid

  • PUT sth OFF

    postpone

  • PUT sth OUT

    extinguish

  • PUT sth TOGETHER

    assemble

  • PUT UP WITH sb/sth

    tolerate

  • PUT sth ON

    put clothing/accessories on your body

  • RUN INTO sb/sth

    meet unexpectedly

  • RUN OVER sb/sth

    drive a vehicle over a person or thing

  • RUN OVER/THROUGH sth

    rehearse, review

  • RUN AWAY

    leave unexpectedly, escape

  • RUN OUT

    have none left

  • SEND sth BACK

    return (usually by mail)

  • SET sth UP

    arrange, organize

  • SET sb UP

    trick, trap

  • SHOP AROUND

    compare prices

  • SHOW OFF

    act extra special for people watching (usually boastfully)

  • SLEEP OVER

    stay somewhere for the night (informal)

  • SORT sth OUT

    organize, resolve a problem

  • STICK TO sth

    continue doing something, limit yourself to one particular thing

  • SWITCH sth OFF

    stop the energy flow, turn off

  • SWITCH sth ON

    start the energy flow, turn on

  • TAKE AFTER sb

    resemble a family member

  • TAKE sth APART

    purposely break into pieces

  • TAKE sth BACK

    return an item

  • TAKE OFF

    start to fly

  • TAKE sth OFF

    remove something (usually clothing)

  • TAKE sth OUT

    remove from a place or thing

  • TAKE sb OUT

    pay for someone to go somewhere with you

  • TEAR sth UP

    rip into pieces

  • THINK BACK

    remember (often + to, sometimes + on)

  • THINK sth OVER

    consider

  • THROW sth AWAY

    dispose of

  • TURN sth DOWN

    decrease the volume or strength (heat, light etc)

  • TURN sth DOWN

    refuse

  • TURN sth OFF

    stop the energy flow, switch off

  • TURN sth ON

    start the energy, switch on

  • TURN sth UP

    increase the volume or strength (heat, light etc)

  • TURN UP

    appear suddenly

  • TRY sth ON

    sample clothing

  • TRY sth OUT

    test

  • USE sth UP

    finish the supply

  • WAKE UP

    stop sleeping

  • WARM sb/sth UP

    increase the temperature

  • WARM UP

    prepare body for exercise

  • WEAR OFF

    fade away

  • WORK OUT

    exercise

  • WORK OUT

    be successful

  • WORK sth OUT

    make a calculation